Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CORE Tuna and Zucchini Paella

Picture coming - food doesn't photograph so well when it's hot ;)

Tuna, rice, lemon pepper and vegies.
Nice hot or cold as a salad.

Serves: 6

Difficulty: Easy

  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 3 tsp vegetable stock powder (or 3 cubes)
  • 1 x 420 g chunk Tuna in Spring Water
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 2 or 3 zucchini, sliced in 0.5cm slices
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • cracker pepper
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3+ cups of frozen beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels


Heat a large nonstick pan, add 2 tsp oil.
Sautee onion and zucchini until onion goes clear and zucchini skin is bright green.
If like me, you prefer al dente zucchini, remove onion and zucchini to a bowl, otherwise leave in pan.
Add last 2 tsp oil and dry rice, stir to coat.
Add 2 cups of water, stock powder/cube and the tin of tomatoes and simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. Add extra water as water absorbs (I used 2 3/4 cups water in total)
After about 20 minutes, add the tin of tuna (don't bother draining) and the frozen veg (still frozen).
Simmer for 5 minutes, add zucchini back.
Season with a good dose of cracked pepper and add the lemon zest.
Simmer for 5 mins and serve

Not on Core? The total points for this is approx 22 points (3.5 pts per serve)